About Dan


A few words from Dan Holmes:

“My images are reflections of those moments in time when light, form, and color fit. There is beauty in all aspects of life: landscapes, portraits, action, wildlife, and pure abstracts.  There is a magical instant when those elements come together in the viewfinder, the shutter clicks, and the moment is captured.”

“I am realizing that I am a “Discovery” shooter.  There is so much to explore and to see that I am constantly on the move.  I find that I don’t spend a lot of time in the iconic spots.  I’ll walk  down stream, over the hill, or back behind the trees.  I will drive up a jeep road at night, not completely sure where I am, pick a spot to sleep, and wake to whatever surprises me at first light.   I can find myself in an uninspiring pine hollow – or on a mesa overlooking a fantastic series of canyons and cliffs – it is all good.”

Dan has traveled extensively and taken on a wide range of adventures.  He has climbed, trekked, and photographed in Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Western USA.

He has a unique ability to capture light, color, emotion, and tension in his images. 

He is a multiple award winner and a contributor to Outdoor Photographer, Outside Online, Runner’s World, 805 Magazine, Cycling News, and Ventura Life and Style.

He has had multiple showings and his work is displayed  in private collections in the US, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, and South Africa. Commercial Clients include: Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Ceres Inc., Real Cheap Sports, Instrumental Music, Ventura Chamber of Commerce.

Dan started his company, Dan Holmes Photo, in June 2003  and is a multi skilled photographer.  His work includes Fine Art Nature & Landscape, Weddings & Events, Commercial, and Photography Workshops.

Please feel free to contact Dan at Dan Holmes Photo, Ventura, California.

moments of color, form and tension,
stone, water, light,

Photo, courtesy of Ken M.

All images legally protected by U.S. & International Copyright. No images may be copied, printed or utilized in any way without express written permission from Dan Holmes.